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OLDSMOBILE 98 LUXURY 4-DR PILLARLESS HARDTOP 1971

General Information

Category Collector / Barn Find / Driver
Make Oldsmobile
Model Ninety-Eight Luxury
Body Style 4-dr Pillarless Hardtop
Price $39,900

Engine Specs

Engine & Transmission Specs GM Oldsmobile Rocket Big Block
Engine Type 7.4L 455cui V8
Transmission THM400 3-spd column-shift automatic

Additional Information

Length 5.74m (18' 10")
Weight 2084kgs (4594lbs)
Fuel Capacity 95 ltrs
Exterior Colour Palm Green Metallic
Interior Colour Jade Green Brocade
VIN 386391M437317

Car Description

1971 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Luxury 4-dr Pillarless Hardtop sedan powered by a 7.4L 455cui-4v V8 GM Oldsmobile Rocket engine matched to a GM THM400 3-speed column-shift automatic transmission driven through a conventional rear differential with 2.73:1 gearing and showing only 33,005 original miles.

               Genuine Collector BARN FIND Car
               Lovely ‘Palm Green Metallic’ Paint
               New 4-bbl Quadrajet Carburetor
               Power Steering 
               Power Assisted Front Disc Brakes
               Power Windows & Seats
               Air Conditioning
               Original Brocade Upholstery

The Oldsmobile 98 was the full-size flagship model of Oldsmobile that was produced from 1940 until 1996. The name — reflecting a “Series 90” fitted with an 8-cylinder engine, and was the division’s top-of-the-line model. The 98 shared it’s General Motors C-body platform with both Buick and Cadillac, and since it was the top-line Oldsmobile, the series had the most technologically advanced items available, such as the Hydramatic Automatic Transmission, automatic headlight dimmer, and the highest-grade interior and exterior trim.

The ninth-gen Ninety-Eight’s were the roomiest Oldsmobile’s ever built thanks to the new GM full-size bodies which set a record for interior width that would not be matched by any car until the full-size GM rear-wheel drive models of the early to mid-1990’s, and its main differentiating feature from other models was that it had rear Cadillac-esque tailfins.

This Ninety-Eight was produced in the first week of February 1971 in GM’s, Lansing, Michigan plant as a Ninety-Eight Luxury 4-dr pillarless hardtop and was fitted with a 455cui-4v V8 GM Rocket big block engine, that was matched with a THM400 3-spd column-shift automatic transmission and paired to a conventional rear differential with 2.72:1 gearing. The trim/body plate identifies it as painted in GM’s Palm Green Metallic paint with a White vinyl top; trimmed with Jade Green Brocade interior and fitted with a front bench seat featuring headrests and a folding armrest. This car was then delivered and subsequently sold in April 1971 by the selling dealer ‘Courtesy Chev-Olds Inc’ in Attica, Indiana to its first and only one-owner lady in Williamsport, Indiana, and where it had spent all its life prior to arrival in Australia.

This car was purchased from her deceased estate sale in December 2001 and was subsequently shipped into Australia in early 2002 by the current ‘collector’ owner, and it has been stored indoors undercover all that time. This car is very original and unmolested, and still wears its original body panels and has had one repaint in 2016 in its original factory colour of Palm Green Metallic. The interior and upholstery are in excellent original condition, and the glass & brightwork all very good. The vinyl roof is in good condition, and the underside of the car is very solid with the floor pans and frame rails in good shape. The car runs and drives well, although there is a minor exhaust manifold leak evident particularly from a cold start.

The car has had a repaint in 2016 in the original factory colour of Palm Green Metallic. Mechanically, recently the following work has been performed on the car – a new Rochester Quadrajet 4-bbl carburetor has been imported recently from the US & fitted; new air conditioning bearing kit replacement; new coil, ignition leads & battery; rebuilt distributor and a new fuel hose has been fitted following the fuel tank being removed and cleaned.

The owner also can provide the original 1971 Oldsmobile 98 ‘Owner’s Manual’ together with the warranty card and Protect-O-Plate, pre-delivery check list, unused spare set of keys, window sticker with RRP of $USD6,486 and Indiana title confirming the original mileage.

So, there you have it, a genuine ‘Collectors Barn-Find’, with No’s Matching drivetrain, and now in a running and driving condition. Of course, there will be some tinkering left to do, as there always is with this age of car having sat for some twenty three (23) years.

 

Features & Options

  • 7.4L 455cui-4v V8 GM Oldsmobile Rocket big block engine (No’s Matching)
  • Turbo Hydramatic THM400 3-spd column-shift automatic transmission
  • New Rochester ‘Quadrajet’ 4-barrel carburetor
  • Power steering
  • Power assisted front disc brakes
  • Power windows
  • Power seat
  • Factory air conditioning (needs re-gas)
  • Original factory Jade Green ‘Brocade’ upholstery
  • Remote mirrors
  • Tinted windscreen
  • Electronic trunk release
  • White vinyl roof
  • Twin clocks (F&R)
  • Original AM/FM radio
  • 15″ wheels w/ whitewall tyres & full rear wheel covers
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Cars for Sale

$39,900 OLDSMOBILE 98 LUXURY 4-DR PILLARLESS HARDTOP 1971

Car Description

1971 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Luxury 4-dr Pillarless Hardtop sedan powered by a 7.4L 455cui-4v V8 GM Oldsmobile Rocket engine matched to a GM THM400 3-speed column-shift automatic transmission driven through a conventional rear differential with 2.73:1 gearing and showing only 33,005 original miles.

               Genuine Collector BARN FIND Car
               Lovely ‘Palm Green Metallic’ Paint
               New 4-bbl Quadrajet Carburetor
               Power Steering 
               Power Assisted Front Disc Brakes
               Power Windows & Seats
               Air Conditioning
               Original Brocade Upholstery

The Oldsmobile 98 was the full-size flagship model of Oldsmobile that was produced from 1940 until 1996. The name — reflecting a “Series 90” fitted with an 8-cylinder engine, and was the division’s top-of-the-line model. The 98 shared it’s General Motors C-body platform with both Buick and Cadillac, and since it was the top-line Oldsmobile, the series had the most technologically advanced items available, such as the Hydramatic Automatic Transmission, automatic headlight dimmer, and the highest-grade interior and exterior trim.

The ninth-gen Ninety-Eight’s were the roomiest Oldsmobile’s ever built thanks to the new GM full-size bodies which set a record for interior width that would not be matched by any car until the full-size GM rear-wheel drive models of the early to mid-1990’s, and its main differentiating feature from other models was that it had rear Cadillac-esque tailfins.

This Ninety-Eight was produced in the first week of February 1971 in GM’s, Lansing, Michigan plant as a Ninety-Eight Luxury 4-dr pillarless hardtop and was fitted with a 455cui-4v V8 GM Rocket big block engine, that was matched with a THM400 3-spd column-shift automatic transmission and paired to a conventional rear differential with 2.72:1 gearing. The trim/body plate identifies it as painted in GM’s Palm Green Metallic paint with a White vinyl top; trimmed with Jade Green Brocade interior and fitted with a front bench seat featuring headrests and a folding armrest. This car was then delivered and subsequently sold in April 1971 by the selling dealer ‘Courtesy Chev-Olds Inc’ in Attica, Indiana to its first and only one-owner lady in Williamsport, Indiana, and where it had spent all its life prior to arrival in Australia.

This car was purchased from her deceased estate sale in December 2001 and was subsequently shipped into Australia in early 2002 by the current ‘collector’ owner, and it has been stored indoors undercover all that time. This car is very original and unmolested, and still wears its original body panels and has had one repaint in 2016 in its original factory colour of Palm Green Metallic. The interior and upholstery are in excellent original condition, and the glass & brightwork all very good. The vinyl roof is in good condition, and the underside of the car is very solid with the floor pans and frame rails in good shape. The car runs and drives well, although there is a minor exhaust manifold leak evident particularly from a cold start.

The car has had a repaint in 2016 in the original factory colour of Palm Green Metallic. Mechanically, recently the following work has been performed on the car – a new Rochester Quadrajet 4-bbl carburetor has been imported recently from the US & fitted; new air conditioning bearing kit replacement; new coil, ignition leads & battery; rebuilt distributor and a new fuel hose has been fitted following the fuel tank being removed and cleaned.

The owner also can provide the original 1971 Oldsmobile 98 ‘Owner’s Manual’ together with the warranty card and Protect-O-Plate, pre-delivery check list, unused spare set of keys, window sticker with RRP of $USD6,486 and Indiana title confirming the original mileage.

So, there you have it, a genuine ‘Collectors Barn-Find’, with No’s Matching drivetrain, and now in a running and driving condition. Of course, there will be some tinkering left to do, as there always is with this age of car having sat for some twenty three (23) years.

 

Features & Options

  • 7.4L 455cui-4v V8 GM Oldsmobile Rocket big block engine (No’s Matching)
  • Turbo Hydramatic THM400 3-spd column-shift automatic transmission
  • New Rochester ‘Quadrajet’ 4-barrel carburetor
  • Power steering
  • Power assisted front disc brakes
  • Power windows
  • Power seat
  • Factory air conditioning (needs re-gas)
  • Original factory Jade Green ‘Brocade’ upholstery
  • Remote mirrors
  • Tinted windscreen
  • Electronic trunk release
  • White vinyl roof
  • Twin clocks (F&R)
  • Original AM/FM radio
  • 15″ wheels w/ whitewall tyres & full rear wheel covers

General Information

Category: Collector / Barn Find / Driver
Make: Oldsmobile
Model: Ninety-Eight Luxury
Body Style: 4-dr Pillarless Hardtop
Price: $39,900

Engine & Transmission Specs

Engine: GM Oldsmobile Rocket Big Block
Engine Type: 7.4L 455cui V8
Transmission: THM400 3-spd column-shift automatic

Additional Information

Length: 5.74m (18' 10")
Weight: 2084kgs (4594lbs)
Fuel Capacity: 95 ltrs
Exterior Colour: Palm Green Metallic
Interior Colour: Jade Green Brocade
VIN: 386391M437317
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